Consumer Price Index Housing Survey

ICR 201507-1220-001

OMB: 1220-0163

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1220-0163 201507-1220-001
Historical Active 201206-1220-003
Consumer Price Index Housing Survey
Revision of a currently approved collection   No
Approved without change 12/29/2015
Retrieve Notice of Action (NOA) 11/20/2015
  Inventory as of this Action Requested Previously Approved
12/31/2018 36 Months From Approved 12/31/2015
168,600 0 154,937
14,397 0 14,674
0 0 0

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) is a measure of the average change over time in the prices paid by consumers for a market basket of consumer goods and services. Each month, BLS data collectors called economic assistants visit or call thousands of retail stores, service establishments, rental units, and doctors' offices, all over the United States to obtain information on the prices of the thousands of items used to track and measure price changes in the CPI. The collection of price data from rental units is essential for the timely and accurate calculation of the shelter component of the CPI. The CPI is then widely used as a measure of inflation, indicator of the effectiveness of government economic policy, deflator for other economic series and as a means of adjusting dollar values.

US Code: 29 USC 1&2 Name of Law: Design and Duties of the BLS

Not associated with rulemaking

  80 FR 41093 07/14/2015
80 FR 72744 11/20/2015

IC Title Form No. Form Name
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Housing Survey (CADC) Attachment II, Attachment III - CADC Consolicated Housing Mail Screening Questionnaire ,   CPI Housing CADC Instrument

  Total Approved Previously Approved Change Due to New Statute Change Due to Agency Discretion Change Due to Adjustment in Estimate Change Due to Potential Violation of the PRA
Annual Number of Responses 168,600 154,937 0 13,663 0 0
Annual Time Burden (Hours) 14,397 14,674 0 -277 0 0
Annual Cost Burden (Dollars) 0 0 0 0 0 0
Miscellaneous Actions
Factors which contributed to the decrease in estimated burden hours for FY2016-2018 compared with FY2013-2015 are the following: • The target sample size is being reduced from 50,000 rental units to 43,000 units during FY2018. • The entire samples in 19 Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) are being dropped during FY2018. • For the 19 PSUs being dropped during FY2018, ongoing screening and initiation of new samples is ending in FY2015. • For 9 additional PSUs that will be dropped during FY2019, ongoing screening and initiation of new samples will be ending during FY2016. One factor increasing estimated burden hours is the need to screen and initiate entire new samples for 18 PSUs which are being added to the area sample. Screening and initiation will start for 6 new PSUs each year for FYs 2016-2018. These new PSUs will used in CPI calculations starting in FY2018, FY2019, and FY2020 respectively.

Yes Part B of Supporting Statement
W. Layng 2026916955 [email protected]


On behalf of this Federal agency, I certify that the collection of information encompassed by this request complies with 5 CFR 1320.9 and the related provisions of 5 CFR 1320.8(b)(3).
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    (ii) Use of information;
    (iii) Burden estimate;
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    (v) Nature and extent of confidentiality; and
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